Last night, M and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, Tarntip Thai.
Located on Route 1, Tarntip is close to UMW, nestled in the midst of a few other shops. M and I have been here probably 4 times now, and we have not been disappointed a single time.
I always start with the Curry Puffs. Two crispy pastries filled with curry paste, chicken, peas, and potatoes. These are served hot, with a cucumber raita, and carrot garnish. They are always delicious. I do occasionally wish there was a dipping sauce to match them, but they are good on their own.
I usually get the Beef Kapow – a medium spicy dish where you choose your protein, and it is served with basil, red and green peppers, and cooked in a delicious broth. It also comes with white rice.
M varies his choices – he enjoyed the won ton soup last night and a deep fried seafood special: crab, shrimp, and squid. It was served with a thick garlicky sauce, and he (no surprise) cleaned his plate. He has also had Tom Yum, extra spicy please, and Lad Na.
Overall, Tarntip is a great place for a quick, consistently delicious meal. The service is always good, and the food comes out quickly. Unfortunately Tarntip never has a crowd there, but hopefully they continue to serve Fredericksburg for many more years!